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Mayfield, Pine Street, Jarrow

10th Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

Type: Hospital

The following information comes from records held at the archives at the Museum of the Order of St John, and is used with their kind permission. Reference OSJ/1/1/12/9:

VAD Hospital, Mayfield, Jarrow-on-Tyne
September 15th 1917

Commandant: Miss Scott

Hospital: This is a house which has been lent by Messrs Palmer’s Shipbuilding [for]a hospital

Beds: 35 beds in
5 wards

Trained staff: 1 Sister-in-Charge

Massage: The massage in this hospital is not done by a trained Masseuse.

VADs: 26 work in shifts, all live out

Paid help: 1 Cook
1 Charwomen

Remarks: This little convalescent home is in good order. There is every convenience, and a good garden. The patients and staff are well cared for.

Signed: SA Swift

1) Number of beds: 17
Whether for officers only:
Whether for officers and rank & file: yes
Stating numbers of each: officers 6, men 11
Whether for rank & file alone: –

2) Staff provided
Number of medical men available: two
Number of nurses fully trained: none

3) Whether full provision of
a) beds: yes
b) hospital stores and drugs: yes
c) food: yes

4) Are you prepared to undertake the whole cost of maintenance, including pay of entire staff, if so, for how long? no

If not, state definitely what financial aid is required: 2/- to 3/- per day according to cost of [?]

Commandant: WM Jennings

Closed in May 1919. (Jarrow Express, 23 May 1919)

For further information:
Museum of the Order of St John
VAD Hospitals in Northumberland and Durham 1914-1918
Scarlet Finders
Historic Environment Record

Civil Parish: Jarrow

Contributed by Donna, Women's Health in South Tyneside volunteer | Henry R | Durham County Record Office